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Guide for Staff

Library Facilities for Staff

The library provides resources to complement the teaching and research work of academic staff.

Resources and services include:

  • Book ordering / Course books
  • Journals
  • Online databases
  • Inter-library loans
  • Information literacy training
  • Subject librarians
  • Subject-specific online resources

Accessing Resources

A library PIN is required to access library online resources both on and off campus.

For Example:

  • Online databases
  • Exam papers
  • Your library record
  • Renew and Request books

To set up your PIN online click the link or you can contact a member of staff.

Library Catalogue

Using the library web catalogue you can check what books, journals, DVD's, theses etc. that the library holds. It tells you whether an item is in stock, if it is on loan, how many copies are available and where it is shelved.

Borrowing Entitlements

  • General collection— 20 items for 8 weeks
  • Short loan collection —4 items for 3 days
  • Video & DVD collection — 4 items for 3 days
  • Journals — 6 for 1 week (non-current issues only)

Online databases

The library provides access to a wide range of electronic databases. For a listing of these and guidelines on how to search them go to Databases A-Z from the library homepage.


The library has a collection of more than 100 print journals and also provides access to over 30,000 electronic journals or e-journals.

To search library journals log-on to Journals A-Z on the library homepage or go to the Find IT search box on the library homepage and select "Journal Title" from the drop down menu.

Information Literacy

Information skills training for students

We are happy to provide workshops for students in the classroom or in the library environment on specific library resources and research skills.  We especially welcome the opportunity to tie this in with their course work, this provides them with the necessary information seeking skills in a discipline context. To schedule a specific session, please contact your relevant subject librarian

New and existing staff

For a one-to-one or group session on how to get the most out of the library, what services we offer or specific library resources, please contact your relevant subject librarian to make an appointment.

First year library tours

To schedule a tour of the library for your first year students at the beginning of the academic year, please contact

Subject librarians

Subject specific guides and resources are available through the library website. These guides are maintained by a subject librarian and are available on the subject guides page on the website.

The subject librarians also maintain subject internet gateways which can be a useful starting point when conducting research on the web.

If you wish to suggest the addition of resources please contact the subject librarian for the relevant subject.

Subject Librarians can assist you with your research particularly in terms of search strategies and with identifying appropriate information sources relevant to your subject.

Recommended texts

If you plan to recommend a particular textbook to students, please confirm availability by checking the item on the library catalogue and notify staff in advance. We will file a copy of the text in the short loan collection on a temporary basis.

The library can provide password protected online links to your recommended reading and course notes. For details please contact a librarian.

Book Orders

You may also recommend texts for the library’s stock that students may need in studying your course. All orders must be signed off by your Head of Department.

Book orders are requested by completing the library book order form.

Book orders are processed in May of each year along with journal subscription renewals. Please submit these orders as early as possible. The library staff webpage contains quicklinks to publisher websites and other resources for ordering library material.

Inter library loans

Materials not held in our own library may be requested through our inter-library loans service. 

This material may be requested online from the library homepage by clicking on inter library loans

Select the appropriate type of material e.g book, article and fill out the details on the form accurately.

Go Find ITT will search a number of library online resources as well as ITT Dublin library catalogue and the catalogue of all other Institutes of Technology.

If the material is available you will be guided to where it is located, otherwise the results will indicate availability in other libraries, there will be a link to search the internet and finally you will be prompted to submit an ILL form.

You will require your library PIN before you can submit an inter library loan.

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